Cookies are small text files which, via your web browser, are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device you use to access the internet by websites that you visit. They are used to improve your experience of using websites including ours.
There are two main types: 'session' and 'persistent'. 'Session' cookies are temporary and only remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser, when they are deleted. 'Persistent' cookies are stored permanently on your computer until they either expire or are deleted. We use both types.
Cookies are widely used to enable the collection of information, to enable navigation around a website or to make websites work, or work more efficiently. To enhance a user's experience cookies can also be used to remember information so you do not have to retype it each time you visit a website, for example your name and email address, or to remember preferences like the language in which the website is displayed.
We also use 'analytics' cookies to enable better understanding of how the website is used (for example which pages are seen, how often, return visits to the site), so that we can improve and tailor the content of the site.
Most web browsers are usually set up to accept cookies. You can delete cookies and you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer rejects cookies, but please note if you disable cookies some features of our website may not be available. Information about cookies and how to reject them can be found from the Information Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org